First Presbyterian Church


Union Symphony pays tribute to Beth Joy Fowler (1938–2019), the founding music director of Allegro Strings and Dorian Fiddles, for her esteemed contributions to music education. Beth Joy Fowler was a music teacher of choirs, strings, orchestras, and handbells in several public and private schools. She was also a violinist […]

Tribute to Beth Joy Fowler


Friday, April 11, Dorian Fiddles performed for Art Walk, Downtown Monroe. Corinne Chausse, interim director. Performances this season are a tribute in honor of beloved founding director Beth Joy Fowler. Dorian Fiddles rehearses weekly at First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, and performs throughout the community. Details of upcoming holiday performances will […]

Dorian Fiddles – Monroe Art Walk



The 25th Anniversary Production of The Nutcracker was an unprecedented thrill for all. The Union County Youth Ballet, with live music by Union Symphony Orchestra, performed the The Nutcracker on December 8–9 at The Batte Center. All six performances were to sold out audiences and received standing ovations. Bonita Simpson, artistic director of Union County Youth Ballet was heralded for her […]

Magical, Dreamy, Fantastical…


CUMC Christmas Concert “Light is dawning: hope, peace and love. Warmth is spreading peace, love and joy.” This past Sunday, under the direction of James O’Dell, Union Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performed the Christmas concert, SMALL, Dancing LIGHT, music by Taylor Scott Davis and text by Terry W. York, published […]

Sounds of the Season



CUMC Christmas Concert Under the direction of James O’Dell, Central United Methodist Church Festival Choir and Union Symphony will perform their annual Christmas concert, Silent Light on Sunday, December 3rd at 5 PM. Overture by Allegro Strings.

JOY in the Making


Holiday Home Tour Friday and Saturday, November 17–18, 2017, 2-7 PM Take a scenic trolley ride around Rolling Hills Drive, Monroe. Hop-On and Hop-Off for a leisurely tour of six distinctive and festively appointed homes. Parking: 1) Rolling Hills swimming pool lot; 2) the lot adjoining 2614 Rolling Hills Drive. […]

Holiday Home Tour This Weekend!



Jazz at John’s Place Jazz at John’s Place was a great success. Thanks to everyone who joined us. We had a wonderful crowd, fine music and excellent food. Much gratitude to Mario’s Italian Restaurant and John’s Place Matthews for hosting this event and donating a portion of the sales to […]

Jazz at John’s Place


The Nutcracker Union Symphony partnered with the Union County Youth Ballet for their twenty-fourth production of The Nutcracker by Piotr Tchaikovsky. They performed last Friday and Saturday at The Batte Center. Live music was brought to you by the Nutcracker Open golf tournament, thank you to everyone who supported that event. Many thanks to our […]

Photos and Video from The Nutcracker & Advent Service